A Farewell To Alms
A Brief Economic History Of The WorldBook - 2007
Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? Economic historian Clark tackles these questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007.
Characteristics: xii, 420 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.